Special Effects Video Contest
Contest is closed to new entries. Winners will be announced in January 2017.Oct 31st 2016 - Nov 30th 2016
Win great prizes including a GoPro camera, Amazon gift card or VideoStudio X9 Ultimate!
GoPro Hero 5 + VideoStudio X9 Ultimate
$250 Amazon gift card + VideoStudio X9 Ultimate
People's Choice Award
VideoStudio X9 Ultimate
The Grand Prize and Runner Up will be determined by a panel of judges based on the judging criteria below. The People’s Choice Award will be given to the entry with the highest number of votes as of 11:59pm ET on November 30, 2016.
Each video entry will be evaluated and scored based on these 3 elements:
Originality & Creativity: Does the video grab the viewer’s attention; is it memorable, does it use elements that are original; is the content portrayed in a creative way?
Technical Expertise: Is the video under 2 minutes; does the videographer make use of creative video editing techniques to produce special effects?
Video Quality: What is the overall quality of the video (such as audio, lighting, clarity, etc.)?
Thank you for entering the Special Effects video contest. The contest is now closed to new entries and votes. The winners will be announced shortly.
Here are some things to keep in mind when entering the Special Effects video contest. You can download a PDF copy of the Official Contest Rules for more details.
– Make sure your video is no longer than 2 minutes.
– You may enter as many times as you like.
– You can only vote ONCE for each video, including your own.
Need some help creating your contest entry?
Visit our Special Effects theme page for many helpful tutorials for both VideoStudio and Pinnacle Studio video editing software. Here’s a sample of what you will find.
Did you know that VideoStudio comes with a number of video filters that you can apply to clips in order to change their style or appearance? This tutorial will show you how to find, apply and customize these filters to get just the right effect you want.
With this technique you can create a video of yourself interacting with… yourself! Video editing guru Gripps shows you how to apply a simple cloning technique to create this special effect.
In this tutorial, Pinnacle Studio Pro Maliek shows you how to create a realistic explosion using Pinnacle Studio. It’s a lot easier than blowing things up in real life!
Pinnacle Studio Pro Maliek Whitaker shows you how to create an energy wave effect, using a variety of effects and techniques.